Digital mediation of children's interactions with the more than human world (2019–2022)

Abstract:
Contemporary society is saturated with digital devices that are transforming children's play activities, their social relationships and their interactions with the 'natural' world. This project investigates how children deploy digital devices to interact with the 'natural' world and how this influences their literate practices, emotional engagement and identities. These issues are investigated longitudinally across countries, Australia and Finland, and in relation to key contextual issues of social class, material conditions, and pedagogical approach. Through a children's learning commission on how to use digital devices sustainably, children become researchers of how to mitigate the effects of human activity on the 'natural' world
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council